Did you know certain foods can give a boost to your happy hormones and help with balancing your mood? We're talking about the magical trio of Serotonin, GABA, and Dopamine, and they're all on the menu! Poultry, fruits, nuts, seeds, spinach, veggies, tofu, and fish are all in the mix too! And let's not forget the tasty superhero squad of strawberries, green tea, dairy, brown rice, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, and tomatoes!
Dopamine – Think of dopamine as the messenger that brings good vibes. When you do something enjoyable or rewarding, like achieving a goal or having a great meal, your brain releases dopamine. It's the brain's way of saying, "Hey, that felt good! Let's do more of that."
Serotonin – Imagine serotonin as the mood superhero in your brain. When levels of serotonin are just right, it helps to stabilize your mood, making you feel good and less anxious. It's like having a positive friend in your brain that says, "Hey, let's keep things steady and calm."
GABA – Think of your brain as a busy city with lots of traffic. GABA is like a traffic cop that helps control the chaos. When things get too hectic (or when you're feeling anxious), GABA steps in to calm things down. It does this by telling the brain cells to slow down and take a break.